Thought Leadership

BWF is a recognized and respected thought leader in the philanthropic sector. We are constantly assessing the fundraising landscape and providing timely guidance and insights.

Behavioral Interviewing

Behavioral Interviewing

Behavioral interviewing is based on the concept that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. Questions are framed to ask candidates what they have done in the past relevant to the job they seek.

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Mitigating and Managing Gift Acceptance and Donor Risk in Today’s Hyper-Scrutinized Climate

Mitigating and Managing Gift Acceptance and Donor Risk in Today’s Hyper-Scrutinized Climate

No organization, despite its best efforts and good intentions, can mitigate all risk associated with fundraising. But there are absolutely several things to consider and steps to take that will ensure you’re as prepared as possible should the worst scenario unfold.

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Friends, Foes, or Somewhere in Between? Prospect Development and Training

Friends, Foes, or Somewhere in Between? Prospect Development and Training

Finding the right way to induce fundraisers to utilize your database requires not just technical training skills, but also the critical insight and guidance only prospect development can provide.

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Consuming Philanthropy

Consuming Philanthropy: How Principal, Major, Mid-Level, and Base Donors Give Differently

The most productive and sustainable philanthropy programs maintain distinct yet deeply strategic approaches to fundraising by gift levels.

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Defining the Meaning of CRM Implementation Success

Defining the Meaning of CRM Implementation Success

Identifying complexities of the landscape will help you develop a concrete and executable technology and operations roadmap.

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3 Keys to Effective Donor Communications

3 Keys to Effective Donor Communications

When communicating with donors, the goal is of course to get through, to make an impact and inspire a desired response. Content today needs to educate, inform, and inspire.

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The Hospital CEO’s Influence on Philanthropy

The Hospital CEO’s Influence on Philanthropy

Our experience with a large number of healthcare clients suggests these CEO attributes can make the most significant difference in how donors and prospects perceive hospitals and their philanthropic requests.

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If You’re Not Communicating Strategically, You’re Just Making Noise

If You’re Not Communicating Strategically, You’re Just Making Noise

Before getting down to the hard work of writing text, creating graphics that provide, and choosing photos that visually advance the story, it’s essential to critically think through the campaign in its entirety and create a strategic framework for essential communications efforts.

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Giving USA 2019—The Numbers and the Story Behind Them

Giving USA 2019—The Numbers and the Story Behind Them

Below we reveal what the Giving USA report says about the health and trajectory of philanthropy in this county. Beyond that, we delve deep into the report to point to important, strategy-altering trends which may be missed by a simple scan of the numerical results.

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